10 Ways to Shake Up Family Time in McCurtain County

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Fun for every age and interest. Family-sized luxury cabins. And plenty of nature to go around. Simply put, there’s no better place to shake up family time than McCurtain County, Oklahoma. 

Plus, the Visit McCurtain County app has all the activity ideas to kickstart your stay.

So grab the beef jerky and start planning that playlist. Here are the top 10 ways to shake up your next family road trip. 

1. Book a Big Cabin

Whether a quaint stay or a mansion in the mountains, your family’s dream cabin awaits. And so do all of the luxury amenities. 

2. Go Off-The-Beaten Path

Strap on your hiking boots and explore miles of trails through beautiful Beavers Bend State park. There’s a trek for every age and experience level.

3. Book a Fly Fishing Guide

Every kid remembers their first catch. But they’ll never forget reeling in a record-breaking rainbow trout. Fish kissing optional. 

4. Head Upstream

If the weather’s right, rent a few tandem kayaks and paddle the Lower Mountain Fork’s crystal clear waters.

5. Fly Through the Pines

Take the family tree to new heights with a zipline tour over Broken Bow Lake. Just be sure to book in advance, especially during the summer or on a school break. 

6. Ride in Style

All aboard! Beavers Bend Depot features a one-of-a-kind train ride through the park. We won’t tattle if you call it a hike.

7. Book a Tee Time at Idabel Country Club

Golfers of all ages welcome, no membership needed. Even if you’re not swinging for the greens, the towering pines are a sight to see. 

8. Taste Oklahoma’s Top Chicken Fried Steak

Voted Oklahoma’s Best by USA Today, The Red B’s gravy-smothered comfort food kicks family dinner out of its comfort zone. 

9. Explore Hochatown

Gem mining. Raccoon petting. Ice cream eating. Mini golf playing. Souvenir shopping. There’s so much to do on this small town stretch of Highway 259. 

10. Strike Up the Campfire

Hot dogs and gooey s’mores are a campfire must, but don’t be afraid to shake things up with campfire cornbread or tin foil packet dinners. 

 

Alright, this trip won’t plan itself. Book that cabin, then download the Visit McCurtain County app and #GetHereAlready.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

As a county, we’re continuing to do our part to help keep people healthy. From social distancing and keeping cabins squeaky clean to setting up hand-washing stations and offering To-Go services – the efforts to help you still get the most out of your time here, while being smart are going strong.

  • Don’t travel if you’re sick or have been around someone who has been. 
  • Wash, wash, wash those hands. Soap. Water. 20 seconds. Get creative with a song choice. Follow it up with some alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover that cough. Cover that sneeze. Preferably with a tissue, then throw it away. 
  • Keep it clean. From frequently touched objects to surfaces, be sure to clean and disinfect. 
  • Put distance between yourself and other people. Something we’re all good at out here in nature.

As always, stay healthy.

 

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